W1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 SEC.24 T10N R5W, GSRB&M, Arizona
AMC 436795 unpatented 20 acres
located Between Yarnell & Stanton on Mina Rd(Old Stage Road), Arizona
Commodity: Gold, Silver, Copper Sulfide
Gold Water is on the West side of Rich Hill. Gold Water has a spring fed creek that flows through it, known as Antelope Creek. It is part of the Laurella Mine Complex. It has a tunnel driven to an unknown depth and a prospect about 10 feet deep 213 feet southeast of the tunnel. It historically assayed at .5 - 3.85 oz gold per ton. Ore body is comprised of quartz, pyrite, and chalcopyrite in North-South vertical Yavapai Schist. Most veins in this area produce about 1 1/2 oz of gold per ton. It has outcroppings of unexplored gold bearing quartz veins in metamorphic schist. It has an excellent camp site with mature trees for shade during the day. Most of the time you can dredge or high bank the creek. There is 250 feet of creek with medium to large boulders. There are other washes on the claim. Some of the surrounding claims have been commercially placer mined at one time or another Which is a great indicator that gold has been found here in the past. This is one of the most diverse claims I've seen with seasonal running water. You can dredge, highbank, drywash, hardrock and metal detect, all on the same claim. This might make a nice placer operation site. The creek flows about 6 months out of the year. To find a claim with water is very rare in this area.
Route: Take Route 89 to Stanton Rd E, follow to Old Stage Rd/Mina Rd North. Follow 1.8 miles to Gold Water Claim on the right. From Yarnell area Route 89, take Mina Rd South, cross Antelope Creek, and take the first left to Gold Water Claim.
We have compiled a fairly extensive history.
Click here for historical data on this mine (.pdf file)
Click on the above images to enlarge
The above picture represent the water flow of the claim after about an inch of rain.
The above pictures depict the hilltop of the claim and the N-S Quartz veins in Yavapai Schist.
The above pictures are the typical water flow of the claim.
The lines in this picture depict the approximate boundaries of the claim.
The 9 pictures below are of the camp area
There is a power pole on the boundary of Gold Water. It has lines running to the transformer. It has an APS current pole number tag on it. This may be an option for grid power for a material processing area and caretaker facility. I don't know what it would take to drop power, but it looks like it could be done.
Above is the trail to NW corner at Antelope Creek
The pictures below were taken of the creek on 2/24/16 for reference
NW Corner N34.19082 W112.72360
SW Corner N34.18719 W112.72360
SE Corner N34.18719 W112.72142
NE Corner N34.19082 W112.72142
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